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Cold nuclear fusion


Recent accelerator experiments on fusion of various elements have clearly demonstrated that the effective cross-sections of these reactions depend on what material the target particle is placed in. In these experiments, there was a significant increase in the probability of interaction when target nuclei are imbedded in a conducting crystal or are a part of it. These experiments open a new perspective on the problem of so-called cold nuclear fusion.

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Original Russian Text © E.N. Tsyganov, 2012, published in Yadernaya Fizika, 2012, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 174–180.

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Tsyganov, E.N. Cold nuclear fusion. Phys. Atom. Nuclei 75, 153–159 (2012).

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